More than A Song!

In the fall of 2005 I was a senior in high school and involved with FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) at my school. We would meet once a month in our auditorium for about 45 minutes. I still remember that at these meetings is where I truly learned how to […]

Fighting for Vulnerability

I hate sharing. I hate being open. I hate talking about my feelings. I hate being vulnerable. Today, at daily Mass, Christ showed me something. As I sat in the church for a few moments before Mass started, the priest came out to prepare everything. When he opened the tabernacle […]

Does Ketchup Make an Elephant Taste Better?

By: Chuck Taylor Okay, we’ve heard this before, right? “How do you eat an elephant?” “One bite at a time” is the age-old answer. It is this rather worn out illustration, though, that has been my view of Life Teen Mission –Germany. This coming Wednesday will mark only our first […]

The Giant Present From God

By: Chuck Taylor During Jesus’s life here on earth, the center of the Jewish faith was the temple in Jerusalem. The temple was on a hill in the center of the city. In the middle of the temple was an even more special place, the Holy of Holies: the place […]

Acts 16:6…Thanks, Mark Hart

It has been a while since my last blog, so, I will take some time and catch you up on my life. I’m still in Arizona. It is very hot and dry here and we have been battling lots of wild fires. Please pray for rain. Over the past few […]

Lord, I’m Not Worthy to Receive You

Over the past few years, I’ve dealt with a lot of interior struggle when it comes to receiving the Eucharist. There’s been many a Mass where I’ve spent a good majority of the liturgy fighting an inner battle over whether or not I should receive when it came time for […]

An Advent Story

One year ago I met my friend Kris while on mission with Life Teen in Mesa, Arizona. The youth minister at a parish we served with called us to come meet Kris and told us a little of his story. Kris was 19 years old and not Catholic, but had been invited to Life Teen events by a friend and kept coming back for a while now. She told us that we weren’t to meet Kris at the parish, but in a local hospital where he had already been for several weeks.